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I have a 7yr old retire greyhound that just recently appears to be depressed and who's body temp go from normal to a little bit high 101 and back to normal. He had a whole blood panel done and urinalysis and everything is normal. He has been put on omixcillian 500mg twice a day and he has not getting better. So my vet put him on omixcillian/Cav 500mg twice a day. Seems to be a little more active but still has the warm cold body Temps. Has anyone ever had these symptoms with their dogs?

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Every mammal's body temp varies naturally throughout the day.  A temp of 101 would not concern me at all, particularly in the absence of any other symptoms.  Why did your vet prescribe a high powered antibiotic?  Did they say they suspect a particular disease or injury?  This seems odd to me.

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He put him on the antibiotics because his temp was 101 and they were waiting for his blood work to come back. I know something was wrong because they go to daycare and he loves it and they told me he did not want to play not even with the ball which he lives. I talk to my vet today and he says the next step would be for x ray from his chest and abdomin to see if something is spiking the hotness his body gets. One second his body is normal temp the next minute its warm. There is big difference just with a touch to his body when he is warm. But he is eating normal , drinking water and going to the bathroom.

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101 is NOT, I repeat NOT, a high or unusual temperature.  The behavior changes are likely the result of feeling like crap from taking high power antibiotics he doesn't need etc.  I implore you do not blindly trust a vet.  It can have a bad outcome. Research it  yourself with legitimate sources and you will find his temperature(s) are completely NORMAL.  Our working dogs we have to take their temperatures several times at different levels of activity when we get them to establish a baseline of what is normal for EACH DOG.  And there can be some pretty big differences between dogs.  Also the experts now do not even go by temperature in determining if a dog is in heat stress because by the time it is reflected in temperature it is too late and they are either in a heat event or not and it is a different temperature for EACH DOG anyway that reflects when they are too hot.  Some of the working dogs routinely get 106,107 etc. when they work and it is NORMAL for them!!!!!!!!   As soon as they rest it goes down.    Sounds like to me that vet is trying to make money off you or else he needs to go back and re-read the chapter on normal canine body temp in his vet school book.  The antibiotics have now destroyed his good gut flora which is the center of his immune system so be aware he is now more susceptible to everything and much more likely to exhibit GI issues :(

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Agree!

Your dog does not 'have a fever' and the antibiotics are most likely causing him to feel 'blah'. 

You need to find another Vet! 

 

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What did the bloodwork say?  Has he actually physically examined the dog?  Has he suggested a urinalysis or fecal sample?  Has he suggested testing for Tick Bourne Diseases, a Urinary Tract Infection, Leptospirosis.

Again 101 is NOT a high temperature for a dog.  Also greyhounds have thin skin and higher blood volume than other breeds, so they often *feel* very warm to the touch when they are prefectly normal.  For me to panic over a temp it would need to spike very quickly over 103 and stay stay there for an extended period.

The other big symptom to watch for is blood in the urine, particularly after exercising, along with a high (over 103 F) temp.  This *could* be a condition called Rhabdomylosis and it requires immediate emergency treatment.

Are you converting your "101" temp nfrom centigrade to fahrenheit?  There may be something incorrect about your conversion numbers, because no one should be concerned over a 101 degree Fahrenheit temp in a dog.

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Yes urinalysis was done came back normal, blood panel taken came back normal. The vet I go to is not expensive and he is a specialist in greyhounds. He handles all of the dogs from the track. What I did notice is that within the last two to three days he is no longer feeling hot anymore and seems to be more active. Ever since he was put on amoxcilian/clav so I am not sure what it could have been. My concern is that they go to daycare, would a heat stroke cause any of this? I notice that sometimes he stands there when u call him like looking into space. I am wondering if it maybe neurological.

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